This is our journal of what we pray is our sojourn of life (Hebrews 11:8-10) along the narrow way (Matthew 7:14), even the old paths (Jeremiah 6:16), submitting to the Bible as a light unto both (Psalms 119:105). It is our prayer that these documented moments in our earthly time benefit whom God might choose to edify, but ultimately that God glorifies Himself through them.

Providence’s Perpetuation Provisions: 2014, Hatching The Eighth, I Am, I Am

At this point, this is our final hatching of the year — the eighth the Lord has graciously granted!

Here’s the mommy with her chicks! I believe it was four hatched out, and four still going strong, thanks to God! In the second picture, you can see a couple of them at the bottom eating an egg the mama had laid but they crushed as they were trying to get away from me when I was taking these pictures: 🙂

The Eighth Chick Hatchlings of 2014
More of the Eighth Chick Hatchlings of 2014

Weird story: one day I walked in to check on them, and one chick seemed sort of stuck to the cage fencing. As I examined closer, indeed it was — a strand of chicken wire had double-pierced through its little chest and was holding it fast! Wow! So, I pulled the wire through, sprayed with hydrogen peroxide, and prayed for the best. And the Lord granted it recover fine, thankfully. Still, that was a new one for animal experiences! 🙂

Here’s a video of them, including after moving all of the rest of the chicks out into the pen area this past Saturday night after dark. The fifth hatching had been there with their mama for some time, but I pulled that hen, and moved all of the rest of the chicks, including this eighth hatching, from the summer kitchen to join them, putting all of the mommies back into the main chicken tractor.

We are once again very grateful to the Lord for all of the chicken provisions He has graciously granted this year! May He glorify Himself in these processes and granting of these provisions!

— David


  1. Craig Medicraft

    Hi David, the Lord is blessing you with poultry, that is for sure.My birds did not go broody at all so no chicks, not sure why. Lost my best rooster to a racoon in July so that may be it. On another note, I will be returning to my fall job of apple picking this week. I cannot find Mister Bunkers audio files anywhere. Any help as I enjoy listening to them again as I work. God bless and pray all is well with you and yours. Your brother in Christ, Craig Medicraft Pray that the Lord will guide Julie and I to fellowship up here where the elders are faithful and wise. thanks

  2. David and Susan Sifford

    Hi Mr. Medicraft,

    If you can get a hold of Australorp or Game Hen breeds, that might help your brooding situation. Australorps are setting champions! Sorry to hear about your rooster too.

    As for the sermons, I opened up the directory where the sermons are, so you can get to them via that: You will have to mouse over the longer-named links and look at the bottom of your browser to see what the full link is. I really hope to get all of the John Owen studies up there some day, beside just Ch 16.

    May God guide your studies, and thanks for saying hello!

    — David

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